Flooring is one of the most important design elements that bring a house alive. Floors not just mirror the personalities of the homeowners, but also set the tone of the house. Even if subconsciously, the finish and appearance of the flooring underfoot create that first physical interaction with a space. Being the largest real estate element, it is around the floors that the entire space is designed and this plays a large part in setting your house’s budget.
Whether you are preparing your house to sell or simply looking to upgrade your current home, revamping your floors can be a great place to start. With these latest flooring trends you can start giving an uplift to your house the right way:
The cool classiness of hardwood floors is timeless and will never go out of style. This year, you will see wood floors move towards slightly darker and earthier tones that lend a beautiful cabin-like rustic look. This includes dark browns, gray, and colors with red undertones.
For those looking for even darker tones, the colors trending this year are ebony, dark walnut, coffee brown, or antique brown.
If you love bold patterns, you can do away with the basic side-by-side format of floor wood pieces and add patterned blocks of wood for a bold accented home. We see an increase in Herringbone and Chevron patterns.
As for the texture, the trends of flooring in Calgary are seeing a move towards wire brushed floors. After so many years of smooth, matte, and satin-finished hardwood floors, the homeowners in Calgary now want something that feels different on their feet.
Wire brushed floors give your house a rustic and weathered European-style appearance, especially with the beautifully exposed heartwood.
From being a durable and practically useful flooring option to something that fits every budget, vinyl floorings have always dominated the flooring industry. We see luxury vinyl floors continue to dominate the trends, especially in colors that mimic wood. This trend is of a realistic wood-like texture that has an earthy, reclaimed, or distressed appearance. As for the colors, they have moved from cooler to warmer tones of the cozy and classic honey, gray-blacks, and chocolate browns.
Not all vinyl floorings need to mimic wood. The textures of vinyl flooring are taking bold graphic hues this year to create that very unique space. This especially includes high-contrasting colors with an edge of randomness. You can choose from free-form colored pieces in monochromic tones like dark grays, deep browns, and greyish whites.
A huge trend of flooring in Calgary this year is wide plank floors with stunning details, simply because they are unique and beautiful and make the rooms seem bigger and less busy.
Looking at how versatile they are in terms of styles, textures, and designs, tile floors have always topped the trend charts. This year, we see tiles moving towards more untreated and raw wood looks as they evoke a sense of earthiness and calmness. Besides the natural favorites like dark beiges and warm coffee browns, the newest shades to hit the trends are soft greens and blues.
Tiles with gemstone hues are still trending this year. These are oversized tiles that are designed to look like high-sheen marble and precious stones.
Bold tile patterns have made a comeback and allow Calgary homeowners to create those perfect home accents. Some of the greatest trends include block-colored hexagons, vibrant Moroccan designs, the criss-cross heritage designs, and the dazzling Terrazzos made with fragments of metal, quartz, and even glass.
Though they are associated with grungy warehouses and industrial spaces, interior designers have given concrete floors a complete overhaul for this year. A surprise entry into the trends, concrete floors look edgy and quirky and at the same time give an inviting and warm aura to the space. And trust us, they look super cool too.
These floors look great when done in a minimalist style with neutral color schemes. You don’t have to stick to a single color. Match and marry starkly contrasting colors to give your house that retro look. These colors, along with the grainy concrete texture, make them look superbly sleek and classy.
These new and trendy flooring trends have a lot going on and with these options, you can easily match your personality with the newest designs. At our Home Flooring store in Calgary Design Centre, you can preview all the latest styles. Our design specialists offer excellent service in helping you enjoy a memorable shopping experience.